Regulators want to know if small businesses are running to self-funding to escape Obamacare.

The ERISA Working Group, an arm of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, asked members to report any big fluctuations in the stop-loss sector in their jurisdictions. Twenty-three states replied.

Ten said they've seen increases in stop-loss filings, and 12 said they believe they have seen an increase in interest in use of self-funding in the small-employer market.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.